Join us in the DiRAC Lounge (PAB 356) 3:30pm PT, Monday, September 26th
A viewing party of NASA’s webcast covering the DART probe’s impact into asteroid Dimorphos!
This is NASA’s first planetary defense test mission, testing how well a “kinetic impactor” can shift the trajectory of an asteroid. Don’t worry, this object is safely away from the Earth — it’s just target practice! (see more at https://urldefense.com/v3/__ht
The impact itself is expected exactly at 4:14pm PT. We’ll start at 3:30p, have snacks, drinks, and a short intro by or own Ari Heinze about what are Near Earth Asteroids, can they be dangerous, and what we’re doing to find them.